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curator , police and law enforcement historian

John Robert Podracky, American police and law enforcement historian, curator. Certified art teacher, New York, New Jersey.


Podracky, John Robert was born on January 15, 1951 in Brooklyn. Son of John Joseph and Louise Helen (Harreus) Podracky.


Bachelor of Fine Arts cum laude, Pratt Institute, 1973. Master of Science in Art Education, Pratt Institute, 1974.


Airbrush photographic retoucher, MacFadden-Bartell Media, Inc., New York City, 1974-1975;audiovisual graphic designer, Bronx Community College, CUNY, 1975-1976;adjunct faculty in fine arts, Ocean County College, Toms River, New Jersey, 1977-1979;adjunct faculty in fine arts, Georgian Court College, Lakewood, New Jersey, 1978-1979;assistant director educational media production, Kean College New Jersey Instructional Resource Center, Union, 1980-1983;supervisor micrographic and photographic services, Municipal Archives of City of New York, 1984-1987;curator, departmental historian, New York City Police Museum, since 1988.


  • Certified art teacher, New York, New Jersey.


Married Ann Leah Rosenthal, June 18, 1983.

John Joseph Podracky

Louise Helen (Harreus) Podracky

Ann Leah Rosenthal